“Hocus Pocus 2” – A Soulless Sequel That Lacks the Charm of the Original (Review)

There are few family friendly Halloween films that have had the lasting power of 1993’s Hocus Pocus.  For those who primarily grew up in the 90s (like myself), it holds a special nostalgic place in our collective childhoods.  And even now as adults, it makes for a fun watch every Halloween season. So it was absolutely no surprise that in the age of sequels/requels/reboots, Disney … Continue reading “Hocus Pocus 2” – A Soulless Sequel That Lacks the Charm of the Original (Review)

“Hellbender” – Movie Review

Not to be confused with the absurd 2012 horror-comedy Hellbenders, Shudder’s latest original movie Hellbender is a family affair in every sense of the word.  Written, directed, shot, and starring the Adams family (no not Gomez and Morticia), this movie manages to be subtle and dramatic, but also incredibly creepy and surreal. Sheltered Existence After a legitimately badass opening scene taking place many years in … Continue reading “Hellbender” – Movie Review

“The Reckoning” – Movie Review

Hysteria surrounding witchcraft and persecution of women have sadly gone hand in hand for centuries.  The wretched 15th century publication, the “Malleus Maleficarum” was used as a justification to torment, torture, and abuse women who didn’t fall into their perceived place in society, all in the name of witchcraft. Shudder’s latest exclusive film The Reckoning deals with the wave of witch paranoia and persecution that … Continue reading “The Reckoning” – Movie Review

25 Magical Facts About “The Craft”

For many teenagers, high school can be an absolutely terrifying experience.  Between dealing with hormones, social pressure, trouble at home, and outright bullying from other students, who hasn’t wished for a boost of power during that time? Perhaps that’s why The Craft resonated so much with young audiences 25 years ago.  It was empowering and exciting to see four teenage girls use witchcraft to stand … Continue reading 25 Magical Facts About “The Craft”

“The Witches” (2020) – Movie Review

Following up a 90’s classic that scarred an entire generation is certainly no easy feat.  However, the beloved director of Back to the Future and Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis), along with 2 Oscar winners (Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer) and 1 Oscar nominee (Stanley Tucci) have the best chance of anyone. So how does 2020’s The Witches compare to its iconic original, and does it … Continue reading “The Witches” (2020) – Movie Review

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”: Part 3 Review

The trailers (including a catchy music video) promised us that we’d see hell, and on that promise, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina more than delivers with its latest installment of episodes!  Much like Part 2 however, there’s a lot that really works, and unfortunately there’s some that really doesn’t.  So let’s take a closer look at Part 3 of the series about our beloved teenage … Continue reading “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”: Part 3 Review

Castle Rock: “The Word” Review

After last week’s tense cliffhanger, Castle Rock does absolutely nothing to ease up the tension this week, as it brings about a much awaited payoff and new stakes (no pun intended) from a subplot that’s suddenly becoming the most interesting and compelling one. (Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned!!!) Trip Back in Time Opening in what looks like a scene from The Crucible, we get … Continue reading Castle Rock: “The Word” Review